The reason I ask is I was thinking about entering a tree picture to the 2nd US National Bonsai Exhibition. I guess they need to be World class trees to get the thumbs up from the selection committe?
No trees from last year are allowed, did I read that right? I have a bonsai that people always ask about. I tell them that I designed and grew it and they go "yea....right" and leave.
PQ, You should send it to Bill and get the the thumbs up or down. If the notion of submitting your picture makes you feel a bit squeamish I would bag the thought of displaying at the 2nd National Exhibition all together. Bill will be far more gentle in his critique than the attendees.
Just a thought
I would suggest that Piney Queeny does not possess such a tree or is loath to show it for his own obscure, tangled, and confusing reasons.